Journal of Kim Il Sung University: Geoenvironmental Science and Geology (김일성종합대학학보. 지구환경과학 및 지질학 / Kim Il Song Chonghap Taehak Hakpo. Chigu Hwangyong Kwahak mit Chijilhak)
Journal of Kim Il Sung University: Geoenvironmental Science and Geology
김일성종합대학학보. 지구환경과학 및 지질학 / Kim Il Song Chonghap Taehak Hakpo. Chigu Hwangyong Kwahak mit Chijilhak
Translation and backgrounder by Stephen Mercado
A quarterly journal of science and technology related to geology and the environment, published by the Publishing House of Kim Il Sung University.
Journal Titles: The journal title has various renderings. Journal of Kim Il Sung University: Geoenvironmental Science and Geology is the name in English. Its name in a simplified version of the standard McCune-Reischauer (M-R) transliteration system and the actual title in Korean are listed above. Its full M-R transliteration, as used in catalogs of the Library of Congress and other major libraries, is Kim Il-sŏng Chonghap Taehak hakpo. Chigu hwan’gyŏng kwahak kwa chijirhak.
The actual title and its English version both appear on the journal’s front cover and at the top of the first page of each article. The actual title also appears atop the Korean table of contents (TOC); the English version appears at the bottom of the English TOC and in the copyright line in the publishing information section.
Author Information: The research papers show author names but lack other information common to science papers, such as academic or professional affiliation, academic titles, areas of research or author biography. The journal’s title suggests that authors are likely affiliated with a relevant academic department of Kim Il Sung University.
Subject Matter: The articles have to do with the development of such fields as agriculture, environmental disasters, forestry, remote sensing and water resources.
References: Authors publishing in this journal tend to cite domestic, Chinese, Japanese, and Western monographs and journal articles. Domestic citations include the Higher Education Publishing House’s 2022 book 콤퓨터지도학 [Computer Cartography] and the journal 지질탐사 [Geological Survey]. Cited Chinese journals include 地理学报 (Acta Geographica Sinica) and 地质灾害与环境保护 （Journal of Geological Hazards and Environmental Preservation). Japanese journals cited include 写真測量とリモートセンシング(Journal of the Japan Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing), 日本リモートセンシング学会誌 (Journal of the Remote Sensing Society of Japan), and the Journal of JSCE (Japan Society of Civil Engineers). Among the referenced Western journals are the European Journal of Remote Sensing and Water Resources Research.
Sections: Each issue comprises a front cover; a TOC in Korean; the articles; a TOC in English; the publishing information; and the back cover. Regime messages/propaganda appear throughout the journal.
The front cover shows a slogan over the journal title, under which is the name of the publisher, the issue number and year of issue. The TOC in Korean shows article titles without sections. Following the articles is a TOC in English. Next, there is the publishing information, and the back cover shows the periodical publication number.
Publisher: The publisher’s name in English is the Publishing House of Kim Il Sung University. It is the Kim Il Song Chonghap Taehak Chulpansa in simplified M-R and 김일성종합대학출판사 in Korean. The publisher’s name appears in Korean on the journal’s cover and in English at the end of the English version of the TOC, and on the copyright line in the publishing information section.
The publisher has been publishing an issue each quarter, starting in March 2018, for a total of four issues per year. The journal is one of six—the others are Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Life Science and Information Science— issued in place of the university’s journal Natural Science / 자연과학, which ceased publication in late 2017. Issue 3 (August), 2022, Volume 68, Issue 3, was cumulative issue number 646. The publishing information page also indicated that there was an editorial committee (no members named), the publisher was the Publishing House of Kim Il Sung University, the place of printing was the Kim Il Sung University Printing Plant, the date of printing was 30 August Juche 111 (2022), and the date of issue was 10 September Juche 111 (2022). The copyright line was © Publishing House of KIM IL SUNG University 2022, DPR Korea. The International Standard Serial Number (ISSN), email address and fax numbers found in the original Natural Science journal were missing from the publishing information section, but the telephone number, not found in the original journal, was included.